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JOHN R. CRUTCHFIELD
Sgt. John R. Crutchfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Crutchfield of Mexia.  Prior to entering the service in October 1940, he was engaged in farming in the Richland area.  Saw duty in France, Germany, and Belgium with the U.S. Army Infantry.  Trained at Ft. Sam Houston and Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.
JAMES E. CUMMINS
Seaman 1st Class James E. Cummins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cummins of Rice.  Graduate of Rice High School.  Entered the U.S. Navy in 1945, serving on the Battleship Iowa in the Pacific and Japan, Tokyo Bay Area.

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  • James Ernest Cummmins
  • Jun 5, 1928 - Feb 24, 2019
  • Obituary
CLAUDE CUNNINGHAM
T/Sgt. Claude Cunningham, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Y Cunningham of Corsicana.  Husband of the former Marion Crawford.  Attended University of the SOuty, Sewanee, Tenn., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.  Entered service in March 1943, serving with the Fifth Army, Infantry in Italy.
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I. N. CURRY
Pvt. I. N. Curry, son of Sam and Edna Curry.  Attended Blooming Grove School.  Entered in the service on December 20, 1940.  Participated in Pearl Harbor.  Was taken prisoner of war in 1942, and he died July 31, 1942.  He is buried at Manila in the Philippine Islands.  KILLED IN ACTION

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PHILIP RUDOLPH (BUCK) CURRY
Sgt. Philip Rudolph (Buck) Curry, son of Glenn and Minnie Curry of Roane. Married to the former Elna Jensen of Galveston. Entered the service March 17, 1941, serving with the 14th Armored Div. and ETO in Rhineland, Central Europe. Received 2 Bronze Star, American Defense Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Discharged November 19, 1945.

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BUFORD B. DAGGETT
2nd Lt. Buford B. Daggett, son of Bonner M. and Amanda Daggett.  Attended Center High School, Maryland University and Lamar University.  Commissioned in the Infantry May 22, 1942, serving in the European Theater of Operations, Cmdr, of an Infantry Co. Received 3 Battle Stars for participation in the battles of Northern  France, Rhineland, and Central Europe, Combat Inf. Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, 6 Service Medals.
RAYMOND W. DANFORD
Pfc. Raymond W. Danford attended Hubbard School.  Entered service February 17, 1944, serving with the Co. E 330th Inf Reg. in the European Theater of Operations, serving as a Rifleman.  Saw action in the Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe Battles and Campaigns.  Used rifle and hand grenades to capture and hold enemy positions.  Awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, EAME overseas Service Bars.  Honorably discharged March 13, 1946.
CHARLES O'NEAL DANIEL
Ph M. 2/C Charles O'Neal Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Daniel of Corsicana, served in the U.S. Navy. Served two years overseas in Australia, New Guinea, and Pearl Harbor. Received the Asiatic and American Ribbons, and Good Conduct Medal.
JERRY E. DANIEL
Sgt. Jerry E. Daniel, son of Wister Carl and Nannette Holditch Daniel.  Married the former Billie Ruth Fly.  Graduated Blooming Grove High School and attended Texas A.&M.  Entered service August 21, 1946, training at Keesler Field, Miss.  Served at Fassberg Germany during Berlin Airlift, and Alaska.  Received Soldier's Medal for Heroism in Germany for pulling 2 pilots from burning plane after crash, which exploded right afterward.  Victory Medal; Occupation Medal, Germany.

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JOE DANIEL, JR.
Ensign Joe Daniel, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Daniel, Sr.  Entered service in August 1943, serving in the U.S. Naval Air Corps.  Discharged in June 1946.

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THEO DANIEL, III
1st Lt. Theo S. Daniel, III, son of T.S., Jr. and Anna Hervey Daniel of Kerens.  Graduate of Kerens High School and Texas A&M  Entered U.S. Army October 15, 1941, training at Camp Wallace, Galveston, Officer Training at Ft. Monroe, Virginia.  Was Chief Plotter in 155mm Btry. C., 51st Coast Artillery overseas, also in Transportation Corps Operations Branch for entire Pacific Theater.  Released from Army Hospital in May 1946.

Notes:

  • Theophius Smith Daniel, III
WILLIAM JOSPEH (BILL) DANIEL
Lt. William Joseph (Bill) Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Daniel of Kerens.  Graduate of North Texas State  University.  Served in the U.S. Air Fore as a pilot of B-24 from 1942 to 1945.  Missing in action for 2 months in 1944, when his plane was shot down, later located in a Russian hospital in Hungry.  Married to the former Bettye jean Read.  Re-enlisted in 1947 in the Air Force and retired in 1967 as a Major.

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CHARLES JESTER DAVIS
Col. Charles Jester Davis, son of Benjamin Lynn and Willie Rakestraw Davis. Married the former Majorie McArthur. Graduate of Texas A&M. Recalled to active duty in 1940 as army Lt. Col., serving as Land Claims Officer in Louisana during extensive Army maneuvers, ordered to War Department, Washington, D.C. in 1942. transferred to new offices when Pentagon completed in 1942. Retired in 19445. Received Letters of Commendation and Legion of Merit.
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JOHN McARTHUR DAVIS
Major John McArthur Davis, son of Charles and Marjorie Davis. Graduated of West Point Academy, pilot training in Calif. and Okla. Flew A-20 with 8th Air Force in England and France, where he completed 79 missions. Attended RAF Test Pilot School serving as test pilot in France for French pit aircraft Mirape and Mystere. Received Air Medal, Silver Oak Leaf Clusters, Croix de Guerre, France.
WILLIE JUNIOR DAVIS
Pfc. Willie Junior Davis, son of William and Artilla Davis of Kerens.  Enlisted March 1, 1944, with the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific area from August 10, 1944, to October 22, 1945.  Participated in Operations against enemy forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Island, Trained at Camp Lejeune, N.C. in 2nd Casual Co., Hq. Bn., Montford Point Camp.  Received U.S.M.C. Button.  Honorably discharged May 1, 1946.
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SAM BECKHAM DAWSON
1st Lt. Sam Beckham Dawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dawson of Frost.  Graduate of Frost High School.  Attended N.M. School of Mines, Socorro, N.M. and Hill Jr. College.  Entered teh Army in 1940, training at Chanute Field, Ill., A.A.F.  O.C.S., Miami Beach, Fla. Army and Navy Engine School, Braunard Field, East Hartford, Conn. and U.S.  A.A.F. Technical School, Lowry Field, Colo.  Went overseas in October 1944 with the first group of B-29s to land on Saipan.  His plane was shot down in the ocean in the Tokyo area, Feb. 26, 1945.  His body was not recovered.  Received Purple Heart posthumously.  KILLED IN ACTION

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  • Sam Beckham Dawson - (Sep 26, 1921 - Feb 26, 1945)
  • Cemetery Marker Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX
     
HENRY O. DERRYBERRY
Capt. Henry O. Derryberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Derryberry of Berry. Served with the 14th Infantry, 36th Division on the West Coast from Dec. 1941, until he went to O.C.S., Ft. Benning, Ga. in Aug. 1942. Stationed at Camp Campbell, Kentucky, Camp Barkley. Served in the European Theater of Operations and France.

Notes:

  • Henry Oscar Derryberry (Apr 4, 1917 - Jan 22, 1988)
  • Husband of Willie Fae (McElroy) Derryberry, son of Leslie Burton Derryberry & ALice Mae (Hopkins) Derryberry
  • H.O. served with Patton's 3rd Army at the battle of Bastogne during WW2. He was wounded in action, but stayed in the fight. ... Brian  K. Ingram
ALVIN DODD
Pfc. Alvin Dodd, son of Mose and Mattie Watson Dodd of Corsicana.  Married to Zenobia Dodd.  Attended Jackson High School, Wiley College.  Entered service July 25, 1942, training at Camp Carson, Colorado.  Assigned to Station Compliment Motor Pool, and Camp Stoneman, Calif. with 9206 Technical Service Unit.  Received Marksmanship Medal, Good Conduct Medal.  Honorably discharged September 27, 1945.
EDDIE L. DONAHO
Major (R) Eddie L. Donaho, son of Eddie and Gladys Vandergriff Donaho of Retreat, Texas.  Husband of the former Elanor Johnston.  Entered service November 25, 1940, serving in Australia, Java, Singapore, Panama, and Japan, where he was a Prisoner of War for 43 months.  Discharged June 13, 1961.
GEORGE E. DORTCH
Pvt. George E. Dortch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buel Dortch of Frost. Entered the U.S. Army June 22, 1944, stationed in New York, then sent overseas.

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